When Joaquin Phoenix won Best Actor in a Drama at the Golden Globes for his role in “Joker” on Sunday, he managed to drop a few f-bombs in his acceptance speech.
“We all know there’s no f—ing competition between us,” Phoenix said of his fellow nominees in the category. “I’m your f—ing student. I can’t believe the beautiful mesmerizing, unique work that you’ve all done this year, but I really do feel honored to be mentioned with you.”
Later on, the actor continued his foul-mouthed ways and kept the NBC censors busy. “Contrary to popular belief, I don’t want to rock the boat, but the boat is f—ing rocked.”
Phoenix won for playing Arthur Fleck in Todd Phillips’ grittier take on the DC Comics villain Joker. Earlier in the evening, “Joker” also won the Golden Globe for best original score.
“Joker” has exceeded even the wildest of expectations doing what no R-rated film has done before: gross $1 billion at the global box office.
“Joker” joins last year’s “Aquaman” ($1.14 billion) and the two Christopher Nolan Batman sequels, “The Dark Knight” ($1 billion) and “The Dark Knight Rises” ($1.08 billion) to cross the $1 billion. The other movies are “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pt. 2,” ($1.34 billion), “Lord of the Rings: Return of the King” ($1.12 billion) and “The Hobbit: The Unexpected Journey” ($1.01 billion).
Every DC Comics Movie Ranked From Worst to Best, Including 'Birds of Prey' and 'Joker'
How does the latest entry in the DC Extended Universe fare in our rankings?
While Marvel has spent the past decade overloading pop culture with new films, DC is really the original comic book movie brand. DC's presence in the cinema goes even further back than the original "Superman" film, with its popular weekly serials way back in the 1930s and '40s. For decades now we've gotten a steady diet of films based on the DC universe, culminating at this point in time with "Joker" and "Birds of Prey." So let's see how those new flicks stack up against the rest of DC's long history on the big screen.
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